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Community Contact Town of Tamworth
Keats Myer, Town Administrator
84 Main Street
  Tamworth, NH 03886
Telephone (603) 323-7525
Fax Not Available
Web Site
Municipal Office Hours Selectmen: Tuesday to Friday, 9-12 and 1-4; Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9-12 and 1-4, Thursday, 9-12 and 1-6; closed Mondays
County Carroll County
Labor Market Area Conway, NH-ME LMA, NH portion
Tourism Region Lakes Region
Planning Commission Lakes Region Planning Commission
Regional Development Mount Washington Valley Economic Council
Election Districts
US Congress District 1
Executive Council District 1
State Senate District 3
State Representative Carroll County District 3
Incorporated: 1766
Origin: This town was granted in 1766 to John Webster and others, and named in honor of Admiral Washington Shirley, Viscount Tamworth, a close friend of Governor Benning Wentworth. There was considerable controversy regarding the boundaries of the town. A legislative committee was appointed in 1796 to fix the line between Tamworth and Burton (Albany), and between Tamworth and Eaton. Though the decision was to be final, another committee was appointed in 1808 to further fix town lines between Tamworth, Eaton, Sandwich, and Burton.
Villages and Place Names: Chocorua, South Tamworth, Wonalancet
Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 266 residents in 1790
Population Trends: Population change for Tamworth totaled 1,770 over 50 years, from 1,054 in 1970 to 2,824 in 2020. The largest decennial percent change was a 59 percent increase from 1970 to 1980. The town's population decreased by one percent from 2010 to 2020. The 2022 Census estimate for Tamworth was 2,897 residents, which ranked 113th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Population Density and Land Area: 2022 (US Census Bureau): 48.4 persons per square mile of land area. Tamworth contains 59.8 square miles of land area and 0.8 square miles of inland water area.

Municipal Services
Type of Government Selectmen
Budget:Municipal Appropriations,2021 $5,493,784
Budget:School Appropriations,2020-2021 $7,476,667
Zoning Ordinance No Ordinance
Master Plan 2008
Capital Improvement Plan Yes
Industrial Plans Reviewed By Planning Board
Boards and Commissions
    Elected: Selectmen; Planning; Library; Trust Funds; Checklist; Cemetery; Fireward
    Appointed: Conservation; Energy, LURC; Economic Dev; ZBA; CIP
Public Library Chocorua Public; Cook Memorial

Emergency Services
Police Department Full-time
Fire Department Full-time Chief & part-time
Emergency Medical Service Private
Nearest Hospital(s) Distance Staffed Beds
Memorial Hospital, North Conway 20 miles   25

Electric Supplier Eversource Energy; NH Electric Coop
Natural Gas Supplier None
Water Supplier LR Water Company; Private wells
Sanitation Tamworth Village Assoc. & private septic
Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant No
Solid Waste Disposal
    Curbside Trash Pickup None
    Pay-As-You-Throw Program No
    Recycling Program Voluntary
Telephone Company Consolidated Communications
Cellular Telephone Access Yes
Cable Television Access Limited
Public Access Television Station No
High Speed Internet Service: Business Limited
High Speed Internet Service: Resident Limited

Property Taxes (NH Dept. of Revenue Administration)
2022 Total Tax Rate $23.77
2022 Equalization Ratio 60.9
2022 Full Value Tax Rate (per $1000 of value) $14.39
2022 Percent of Local Assessed Valuation by Property Type
    Residential Land and Buildings 82.2%
    Commercial Land and Buildings 14.9%
    Public Utilities, Current Use, and Other 2.9%

Housing (ACS 2018-2022)
Total Housing Units 1,591
Single-Family Units,Detached or Attached 1,303
Units in Multiple-Family Structures:
    Two to Four Units in Structure 43
    Five or More Units in Structure 129
Mobile Homes and Other Housing Units 116

Population(1-Year Estimates/Decennial) (US Census Bureau)
Total Population Community County
   2022 2,897   52,154
   2020 2,824   50,107
   2010 2,867   47,818
   2000 2,523   43,666
   1990 2,172   35,410
   1980 1,672   27,931

Demographics American Community Survey (ACS 2018-2022)
Population by Gender
Male   1,406 Female   1,438
Population by Age Group
      Under Age 5 142
      Age 5 to 19 534
      Age 20 to 34 521
      Age 35 to 54 571
      Age 55 to 64 502
      Age 65 and over 574
            Median Age 42.9 years

Educational Attainment, population age 25 or older 2,027
      High school graduation or higher 94.4%
      Bachelor's degree or higher 39.5%
Income, Inflation Adjusted $   (ACS 2018-2022)
Per Capita Income $29,846
Median Family Income $77,026
Median Household Income $61,094
Median Earnings, full-time, year-round workers
      Male $63,214
      Female $33,833
Individuals below poverty level 7.8%
Labor Force   (NHES - ELMI)

Annual Average 2012 2022
    Civilian Labor Force 1,515   1,466
    Employed 1,430   1,431
    Unemploymed 85   35
    Unemployment rate 5.6%   2.4%

Employment & Wages   (NHES-ELMI)
Annual Average Covered Employment 2012 2022
Good-Producing Industries  
    Average Employment  96  138
    Average Weekly Wage  $703  $1,007
Service-Providing Industries  
    Average Employment  386  344
    Average Weekly Wage  $502  $881
Total Private  
    Average Employment  482  482
    Average Weekly Wage  $542  $917
Government(Federal, State, Local)  
    Average Employment  119  154
    Average Weekly Wage  $678  $0
Total, Private Industry plus Government  
    Average Employment  601  636
    Average Weekly Wage  $570  $940
If "n" appears, data do not meet disclosure standards.

Education and Child Care
Schools Students Attend: Tamworth operates grades K-8; grades 9-12 are tuitioned to Conway District: SAU 13
Career Technology Center: Mount Washington Valley CTC (Conway)
Educational Facilities(includes Charter Schools) Elementary Middle/Junior High High School Private/Parochial
Number of Schools 1     1
Grade Levels K 1-8     6-12
Total Enrollment 184      
Nearest Community/Technical College: Lakes Region
Nearest College or Universities: Plymouth State

2022 NH Licensed Child Care Facilities (DHHS-Bureau of Child Care Licensing)   Total Facilities:     3   Capacity:     137

Largest Businesses Product/Service Employees Established
Kenneth A. Brett School Education (K-8) 47
Steam electrical generation Renewable Power
Eversource Electric services
Employer Information Supplied by Municipality
Transportation (distance estimated from city/town hall)
Road Access US Routes:
State Routes: 16, 25, 113, 113A
Nearest Interstate/Exit: I-93, Exit 24
Distance: 29 miles
Railroad No
Public Transportation No
Nearest Public Use Airport, General Aviation
    Moultonborough Airport Runway  3,475 ft. asphalt
    Lighted?  Yes Navigation Aids?  No
Nearest Airport With Scheduled Service
    Portland (ME) International Distance   61 miles
    Number of Passenger Airlines Serving Airport 8
Driving distance to select cities:
    Manchester, New Hampshire 79 miles
    Portland, Maine 64 miles
    Boston, Massachusetts 119 miles
    New York City, New York 327 miles
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada 242 miles
Commuting To Work (ACS 2018-2022)
Workers 16 years of age and over
  Drove alone, car/truck/van: 90.4%
  Carpooled, car/truck/van: 4.3%
  Used Public Transportation: 0.0%
  Walked: 0.7%
  Traveled by other means: 1.3%
  Worked at home: 3.2%
Mean Travel Time to Work: 24.2 minutes
Work in community of residence: 83.4%
Commute to other NH community: 16.6%
Commute out-of-state: 0.0%
Recreation, Attractions, Events
X Municipal Parks
Boys Club/Girls Club
Golf Courses
Tennis Courts: Indoor Facility
X Tennis Courts: Outdoor Facility
Ice Skating Rink: Indoor Facility
Bowling Facilities
X Museums
X Performing Arts Facilities
X Tourist Attractions
X Youth Organizations (ie Scouts and 4-H)
X Youth Sports: Baseball
X Youth Sports: Soccer
Youth Sports: Football
X Youth Sports: Basketball
Youth Sports: Hockey
X Campgrounds
X Fishing/Hunting
X Boating/Marinas
X Snowmobile Trails
X Bicycle Trails
X Cross Country Skiing
X Beach or Waterfront Recreation Areas
X Overnight or Day Camps

Nearest Ski Areas: King Pine
Other: Barnstormers Summer Theatre; White Lake State Park; Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm; The Other Bakery; Tamworth Distillery